Hey....GE....Come to Merced, CA.. We have the old Castle Air Force Base here with one of the countries longest runways and, because the Castle CEO/County Supervisors don't know how to recruit businesses, you can probably take advantage of the tax loops and low tax base. It's yours for the taking (oooppp's. Forgot to tell ya that, being California, you will probably get screwed in the end, just like the other businesses that tried to relocate here). No wonder we have one of the nation's highest unemployment rates
Quote from the "GE Citizenship" page on the web...."Talent is the lifeblood of any organization, and GE views employees as its highest-priority resource. While GE’s people number nearly 300,000—with more than half located outside the United States— quality is always a more important measure than quantity. Maintaining the right environment for employees is essential to keeping this quality at the highest levels" What???? Has any one bought GE timers made in China?The employee ratio roughly 58% plus of GE's employees are employed overseas. How many in China...tough to find out. Another problem...if GE outsources the manufacture of components of products to Chinese firms, the employees of those firms making GE parts are not GE employees!
thats the least they could since they got a gov bailout
It's a start. Since they didn't pay any taxes in 2010, the least they can do is actually be "jobs creators".
They did pay taxes in 2010, that story was proven to be false over a year ago. GE currently employes over 50,000 people in the USA.
Good for GE, though they could do more. As noted below they have shipped many jobs overseas, something that most of the time is not necessary. As for hiring vets, it is my firm opinion that all other things being equall, the vet should be hired first. It is good for the vets and it will be good for the company.
I'm all for getting our citizens back to work but it should not be just for SOME but for everyone. GE needs to think about ALL of America since if we dont have disposable income, we can't afford to purchase their products.
The question is Vets from what country? GE has shipped tens of thousands of jobs overseas so what country's Vets will get these jobs?
If you can't figure that out, you're hopeless.
They still employ over 50,000 people in the US.
I will be buying more GE items. God Bless America :)
I will never (knowingly) buy GE products again no matter what they do. If they have 5000 jobs, they should be open to all applicants within the US. It's nice to hire vets, yes, but not when there are so many others also in need of a job.
Very good, GE. Since the GOP has blocked virtually all of President Obama's jobs bills, it's nice to see some organization helping.
the kobs are stuck on reids desk
coonsmellsour: you smell pretty sour yourself. That was an obnoxious comment. Obviously vets differ, as do any people, but most vets are extremely hard working and courageous, or they would not have enlisted in the first place. I was going to say that GE, as a huge coporation, could surely employ more than 1,000 people a year, but I got side tracked by your offensiveness.
I love vets. I love the military and honor them, but we already have unemployment out the wazoo. Just where are they going to create these new jobs and if they are out there, why are so many on unemployment?